Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A post with projecting arm or arms for pointers, often terminating in the form of fingers, set up for the direction of travelers, generally where roads cross or divide.
- n. A board that shows the direction (and often distance) to a named place; especially one of several attached to a milepost
- n. The milepost itself
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a guide post bearing an index finger.
- n. a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger.
- n. a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger
- finger + post (Wiktionary)
“John sees, in that entirely insignificant thing, a kind of fingerpost pointing to far more important, deeper, and real correspondences.”
“I think of the Tower of London like a tall fingerpost pointing up to God.”
“The road dropped a little into Milford, and the thing shied, put down its head and bolted, and Mr. Hoopdriver only thought of the brake when the fingerpost was passed.”
“But they were all written with the same size lettering and there seemed to be a maximum permitted length for a fingerpost.”
“Therefore instances of the fingerpost on this question will (if any) be those which prove that reflection may take place from a rare body, as flame, provided it be of sufficient denseness.”
“With regard to this, then, the following would be an instance of the fingerpost.”
“Thus at length we come to an instance of the fingerpost on this subject.”
“We may here take for an instance of the fingerpost the following.”
“I have dwelt on them at some length to the end that men may gradually learn and accustom themselves to judge of nature by instances of the fingerpost and experiments of light, and not by probable reasonings.”
“But we may have an instance of the fingerpost more nicely adapted to this purpose, if the thing can be made manifest with bicolored lights.”
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sentences showing how finger is used
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